RAWALPINDI – Unscheduled and prolonged power loadshedding in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad with day-by-day rising temperature is testing nerves of the people.
A number of people saidt long duration and unscheduled loadshedding has disturbed their routine life and it is very difficult for them to actively work in the offices after spending sleepless nights. They demanded of the government to take immediate steps to end the loadshedding as in the coming days, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department, “sever heat wave” would continue to prevail in most parts of the country.
Muhammad Afzal, a resident of Model Town Humak, who was sitting outside of his house at midnight said, “I am sitting here and waiting for electricity for the last two hours. There is no electricity in the area and I have no knowledge that when the quarters concerned will understand the miseries of people.”
Zaheer Ahmed, another resident of Rehmanabad severely criticized the concerned quarters for not evolving an effective strategy to tackle the situation. He complained that, “How the policy-makers can realize the problems of commonman by sitting in air-conditioned rooms”.
Suleman, a resident of Adiala Road said, “We are paying huge electricity bills and government statement that a huge amount is still pending for IPPs is not understandable”. He questioned that why the government is not taking action against the concerned quarters that are not paying bills and creating problems for the whole general public.
Muhammad Hanif Khan, resident of Shalay Valley, said power supply remained suspended for several hours without any schedule which has paralyzed the routine life besides affecting business activities.
Dr Akram, a physician, while talking to this agency advised the people particularly children to avoid scorching heat. He said people should wear sun-glasses and take excessive water to avoid dehydration. He further said children should use caps while going outside and avoid exposure to direct sunlight.